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A Northland Iwi says it's been left in the dark on plans for the region's Covid-19 border.
Police have confirmed they will maintain checkpoints for cars crossing into Northland, after Auckland's border opens on December 15.
Travellers will need to ensure they have a Covid Pass or proof of a negative test result if they want to get through.
Police say they are working closely with Iwi around these plans - and have made this decision with Iwi support.
But Ngati Whatua Chief Operations Officer Antony Thompson told Heather du Plessis-Allan they don't know what the plans are.
He said their main interactions are with Waitemata and Northland Policing Districts at an operation level.
Thompson said at a higher level, they've only ever had one conversation and it was short lived